Monthly Archives: October 2010

No Double Dip

One of the things economists love to do is make predictions.  Two of the most respected economic analysts, Abby Joeseph Cohen of Goldman Sachs and Lackshman Achuthan of the Economic Cycle Research Institute have independently come out stating that there … Continue reading

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Real Estate and Inflation

Don’t worry; I’m not going to write a thesis on the impact of inflation on real estate, though I probably could.  And to give credit where credit is due, I gathered the idea for today’s blog, from Larry Kudlow on … Continue reading

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So Much Data, So Little Time

Ugh.  Not to complain but, my gosh there’s a lot of information out there to digest when it comes to housing isn’t there?  I’m in this everyday and I struggle, so I can imagine how tough it is for buyer’s … Continue reading

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Housing Sales Post Largest Gain In 28 Years

Yesterday’s revelations about the 10% increase in existing home sales, which crushed analyst’s expectations, went largely poo-poo’d by the talking heads like Diana Olick from CNBC.  Their rational for this, is that we are still seeing the tail end of … Continue reading

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The Boomerang Generation, Economics and Housing

The Boomerang Generation… heard of it?  They’re the kids that move back with their parents after branching out on their own only to find the costs of independence exceed their income production.  LA Times, writer Don Lee wrote an article … Continue reading

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Stocks, Real Estate and An Eye Looking Forward

It is said that the stock market has its eye looking forward rather than back.  Obvious right?  After all, we analyze a company’s stock by looking at projected earnings and growth potential.  If you ask most idle watchers of CNBC … Continue reading

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Not All Agents Are The Same

This morning I was speaking with a well known local agent about an offer she was bringing me on one of my listings and I mentioned I needed a home with a view for a new client.  She told me … Continue reading

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